Dayna Smith Slade is the President and CEO of Substance Abuse Solutions, L.L.C., a unique and innovative substance abuse consulting firm based in Northern Virginia. Her Small, Women, and Minority owned (SWaM) firm is committed to increasing drug and alcohol awareness in the community and decreasing the prevalence and debilitating impact of substance abuse.
Dayna is a seasoned counselor with experience in a variety of therapeutic milieus. She is a dynamic public speaker that has been the featured trainer at national conferences and the featured guest on local television and radio talk shows.
Dayna earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She is a nationally certified Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), Department of Transportation (DOT) Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Substance Abuse Expert (SAE). Dayna is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
For over 29 years, Dayna has taken great pleasure in being a beacon of light in the darkness to awaken hope and inspire people to live with intention and make purposeful decisions that lead to quality relationships and fulfilling lives.